Tag: poetry

Acoustic SpokenWord Café seeks seven wordsmiths

Acoustic SpokenWord Café seeks seven wordsmiths

| February 5, 2014

The Acoustic SpokenWord Cafe is seeking seven poets to write interpretive pieces drawing from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s African American Masterworks.

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Ketu Oladuwa pens celebration of Amiri Baraka

Ketu Oladuwa pens celebration of Amiri Baraka

| February 5, 2014

Amiri Baraka was the transmegistus of his time. A change maker, spur in the side of oppression and a vital voice for the liberation of Afrikan people.

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Poem: A time comes when silence is betrayal

Poem: A time comes when silence is betrayal

| January 18, 2014

By Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa   There has been no time since 1967 When the chariots of war did not rumble, and The dogs of destruction did not grind their metal teeth, Ironbirds whining in mental nitespace infrared sights locked on target.   The Blues of Black Life awoke singing Her pulse a blood-rent throb /blond wig Testament […]

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Daddy You’re Right Here

Daddy You’re Right Here

| January 4, 2014

By Genevieve Epps — As the days pass I long for your presence I close my eyes and think about your face, and there you are right there looking back at me.

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IPFW to offer spoken word tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

IPFW to offer spoken word tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

| December 26, 2013

The IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is scheduled to host “A Tribute to King in Spoken Word” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 15.

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Poem in memory of Madiba…

Poem in memory of Madiba…

| December 20, 2013

By Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa—Qunu Qunu /the troublemaking child returns to your earth / Stone’s cry out and the people celebrate his dance of life…

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Maya Angelou pens Mandela tribute: ‘His Day Is Done’

Maya Angelou pens Mandela tribute: ‘His Day Is Done’

| December 18, 2013

(GIN)—A video tribute to Nelson Mandela by poetess Maya Angelou is being distributed widely over the Internet. Ms. Angelou reads the poem with deep feeling on the video, which was heard recently on the news show DemocracyNow! The American novelist, in an interview with CBS New York, described meeting Mandela in the 1960s. Mandela and […]

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Poet Sekou Andrews to teach life lessons, value of education at AAHA ball

Poet Sekou Andrews to teach life lessons, value of education at AAHA ball

| October 16, 2013

According AAHA member Gene Butler, the annual ball is the group’s primary means to raise scholarship funds for young African Americans enrolled in various healthcare programs—medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy and other related healthcare practitioner fields.

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TRIAAC set to host Post-Labor Day Community Fish Fry

TRIAAC set to host Post-Labor Day Community Fish Fry

| September 5, 2013

The Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture (TRIAAC) invites you to a Post-Labor Day Community Fish Fry, featuring the best fried fish in the city,with a daylong celebration of live entertainment by community talent.

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